Photos of Rain training for his role in his next movie, “Ninja Assassin” was released recently. He is seen wearing a singlet, holding two sword props in his hands as he went through sword fighting techniques. But most importantly, you can see his much talked about significantly beefed up body.
For his role in “Ninja Assassin”, Rain specially hired trainers that trained the cast in “300” to beef up his body. He went through more than 10 hours of intense training and strict diet each day just to sculpt his body as seen in the pictures.
Rain had revealed in an interview when he was back in Korea recently to promote “Speed Racer” that he was surprised with his body transformation, “I have a body that’s difficult to build up muscles actually. But just four months of intense training, I was pretty shocked at the results.”
Rain revealed himself that during his work-out period, he has only had a diet consisting of chicken breast, raw fish, sweet potatoes and salad. The work-out lasted for four months and saw his body fat level reduce from 12% to only 5%.
“Ninja Assassin” is Rain’s follow-up movie with The Wachowski Brothers after “Speed Racer”. Filming started at the end of April in Germany and is expected to hit cinemas next year.